Microsoft Azure: Waagent

BIG-IP VE uses the Microsoft Azure Linux Agent (waagent) to manage Linux and to interact with the Azure Fabric Controller.

BIG-IP VE and include a modified version of waagent v2.2.2.

You should not install your own version of waagent on the BIG-IP VE instance.

If you decide to use waagent, some functionality won’t work and you may get unexpected results.

Modification details

Most changes are in a file called, which contains all F5 specific derived classes from DefaultOSUtil. Other changes are in this file: /etc/waagent.conf.

The major behavior changes are:

  • F5 disabled auto-upgrade
  • You cannot install and run Azure extensions